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CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
debut in new york. and she came back here a few years later. nothing could outdo the flurry of excitement when she returned to new york in the fall of 1860. the city shimmered with news that the prince of wales was coming to visit. in his honor, a group of leading citizens was organizing a ball. society than was very excited. excited couples who had paid $10 apiece arrive at the academy of music. women curl their hair and they had special nods to acquaintances and friends. precisely at 10:00 p.m., they prayed and sang god save the queen and the slight friends stepped into the room. for two hours, nearly 3000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him. in a mad crush, the wooden floor collapsed. the band played furiously. the guests rushed to follow and they piled their plates with lobster salad, and filled their glasses with champagne. at 2:00 a.m., the dance floor shift. eager females, young and old, waited their turn for a waltz or a polka and finally the young woman was there. her arms were covered in long white gloves. hetty was introduced to his highness, the prince of wales. >> i am the princess of wales, she replied. [laughter]
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:15am EST
zero in new york city and she spent nearly half an hour in record shattering heat of 100 degrees reading families of those who lost their lives on 9/11. debbie fulmer, the widow of a firefighter who died on 9/11, echoed the observation of others when she told me we were all pouring sweat but she didn't have a bead of sweat on her. i thought this is what it is like to the boil. the queen has shown us over the years how to be royal in so many ways, her sense of duty and her professionalism as well as her wisdom and her good judgment which has endeared her not only to her subjects but to so many people in this country. on her first state visit in 1957, she emphasized the common language and heritage of history between britain and america and she praised the and lying and skilled statesman who founded the american republic. she has repeated her pledge of friendship many times over the years with her words and her actions and her clear affection for america's predictions, its people and its leaders. the queen has helped in ways beyond measure to in short that the special relationship
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
book? >> it came from a meeting that bill clinton had in jeff pacoima, new york, north of new york city where he has a home. he invited, this was back in august 2011. he invited his wife, his daughter, and a bunch of friends to meet with him because he had some news. .. the people around obama: did not understand how the real world works. that they had been responsible for losing america, its triple-a credit rating for the first time in its history and that barack obama was, in his words, an amateur. i spoke to two people at the meeting, and i heard that, i said, amateur, the perfect titlele for the book. >> president clinton denied it. >> he denied it, but hillary told her friends she suspected that of all people, chelsea had told me about this. that's not true. never met chelsea clinton, but apparently chelsea has a reputation for texting her friends in the middle of meetings with her parent, but it was a confirmation that in fact this meeting did take place and it was an accurate representation of what went on during the meeting. >> also talked about chelsea clinton's reaction to the 2008
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 8:15am EST
to one another. now, we see in boston the resurgence of a great city. we see in new york, in san francisco, in seattle, in chicago, all of these places, and london and paris, we see the triumph of the developed world cities. but the success of the city in the developed world is nothing relative to what's happening in the developing world. we've recently reached that halfway point where more than half of humanity now lives in urbanized areas, and it's hard not to think on net that's a good thing. because when you compare those countries that are more than 50% to those less than 50% urbanized, the countries on average have income levels that are five times higher. gandhi famously said the growth of a nation depends not on its cities, but on its villages. with all due respect to the great man, on this one he was completely and utterly wrong. because, in fact, the future of india is not made in villages which too often remain mired in the poverty that has plagued most of humanity throughout almost all of its existence. it is the cities, it is bangalore, mumbai, it is delhi that are the places that are the pathways out of poverty into prosperity. they are the places that are the conduits, the channels across civil
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
into new york city? >> guest: he was about half an hour, 45 minutes from new york. c-span: what was the office like? how many people worked around him? >> guest: actually, he had an office in new jersey. he worked for years in manhattan, but the traffic was too much for him. so he moved an office in woodcliff lake, new jersey, and that's where i went. he had a very small staff: four people; he had two secretaries, an administrative assistant and me. c-span: and what was the first day you went to work for him? >> guest: july 3rd, 1990. so right after my graduation. c-span: a total of four years you spent there? >> guest: yes. c-span: how many trips did you take with him? >> guest: i accompanied him on two international trips. in february, i went with him to eastern europe and to russia, and later that year, in april, i went with him to asia. c-span: what do you remember from that experience, the international travel? >> guest: well, i remember so many things. what stands out to me the most, though, is that nixon was so generous and so good to me on those trips. he had me sit in on almost
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 1:15pm EST
york city. it is a little over an hour. >> the indictment of the west. and i thought. we were shooting in white chapel . in london, a jewish neighborhood he started reminiscing about his life crawling gabba at his uncle's radio shop. reminiscent. his magnificence radio actor voice became east asia and went back to 1938. his face lit up remembering those days growing up in the warmth of the jewish ghetto of london. and i thought, how can harold pinter, who i do revers, denigrate the west. every other two in london would have been killed. i thought that was kind of odd. i was remembering the political views and the cultural upbringing. then i remember thinking, when he first started writing about politics, i was a young writer. i thought, isn't that a shame that this wonderful writer has turned into an old man and all he can do is read about politics. well, ha ha. but i think what happens, you know, one of our other great philosophies, a great, great poet. he said he had done his fighting and he commenced to studying about the great long time. so that is what i have been doing over the l
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 3:45pm EST
interviews from this event. this year's national book awards will be in new york city on november 14. the ceremony celebrates authors works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult literature. we will air the ceremony live on booktv.org on the 14th at 6:00 p.m. eastern. it will also air next weekend on c-span here. please let us know about hookers in your area and we will add them to our list. post them to our while i facebook.com/booktv or e-mail us at tv at c-span.org. >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. here's a look at our lineup for tonight beginning at seven eastern. wayne carlin discusses his book, wandering souls. with booktv from george mason university. at 730 eastern, beatrice hopman over the last 80 years. at 830, thomas stanton and why some firms thrive why others fail. and at 10:00 p.m. eastern, we conclude the prime time programming with our "after words" program. david cay johnston discusses the fine print. he talked with reporter jayne o'donnell. visit booktv.org for this weekend's television schedule. >> in her book, "pat nixon", mary brennan discusses the use
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 10:00am EST
to get good grades, to score well on standardized exams. they've tried this in new york city, in washington, d.c., in chicago. $50 for an a, $35 for a b. in dallas they've tried offering second graders $2 for each book they read. now, some people think this is a promising idea, other people aren't very happy about it. so let's have a discussion here and begin by taking a survey of opinion. if you were the superintendent of one of these school districts and you were approached with this proposal, how many think it's a good idea worth trying, and is how many would object in principle? be let's see, first, those of you who -- how many would object? how many would not like this idea? quite a few. and how many think it's worth trying? all right. we have a pretty good division of opinion. let's begin by those who object. who is willing to explain, to offer your reason? why do you think this would be objectionable in principle in -- principle? anyone? who will start us off? yes, stand up, and we'll get you a microphone. go ahead. >> i would -- >> over here. >> i would object because the
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, huge swimming pool outside the door and it looks like it's 2:00 a.m. in new york city or chicago because that's what it takes, the man was absolutely, you know, committed to his bid for the presidency and this is what it takes, especially if you don't have, you know, large coffers with campaign contributions. >> the book we're talking about is in the book stores, it's called "choose me, portraits of a presidential race," arthur grace is our guest, he's the photographer that put this book together, with the jee help of m wooten and jane livingston. who is that? >> she is the associate director of a gallery here in washington. >> what role did she play? why did you choose her? >> she is a woman who has great knowledge of photography, internationally and in this country. contemporary photography as well as late 19th century and 20t 20th century, but she is one person who has made an effort to follow con tremry photo -- contemporary photo journalism. very knowledgeable on the subject. >> did you have personal favorite of the 15 candidates that you photographed that you liked politica
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
documentary, but i know you moved -- is it all right to say this, you moved from new york city recently? >> yes. >> ironically, to salem, massachusetts. [laughter] [applause] what do you see, what do you see your life like in salem, massachusetts, or wherever you land, you know, ten years from now? >> what i would like to do whenever we don't have to keep pushing the case like this, whenever we're not having to dedicate all of our time to getting out of this legal tangle that we're still in, eventually one day i would like to have a small meditation center there in salem where i could share the things that i had to learn that saved my sanity and my health in prison, where i could share those with other people who are in desperate situations and don't really have anything else to rely on. >> i mean, i guess you were talking about, you know, something as mundane as being in the bank and feeling a sense of anxiety, but i guess in a way all of this has bizarrely prepared you for really mind over mattering a lot of shit in your life, right? >> it has. you know, it's like in prison people wou
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
have a caller from new york city. >> caller: hello, i'm so happy you're taking my call. my question is this fiscal cliff that we are approaching. if president obama allows it to happen, what kind of catastrophe are you talking about? i'm kind of concerned? so negatively will this affect the industry? how bad will it really be out there on wall street and main street? >> guest: well, let's say there are a bunch of people where the congress is involved, democrats and republicans have a role to play in whether we resolve this or not. the fact that we litigate to this extent, we are leaving the american people what the risks exposed with the fiscal squibb on time, it wants be outraged that it's generated. the fiscal cliff is a problem. you go over the cliff and the consequences can be beautiful% of gdp growth due to automatic cuts by six or $700 billion. the day after that, the market could fall seven or 800 points but washington will get the message. what i fear and what i think is the risk is that they will fix it with a patch that is short-term, it's not substantive, it doesn't have
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 5:15pm EST
& schuster after i had published one of my books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebo
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
drive across the country to new york to visit her father's relatives and they would buy her a plane ticket back in that city would pay her. but she got to new york and that the relatives, they ended up offering her -- one of them offered her a job. so she lived in new york i herself for a year or she worked in the hospital there. she had tremendous adventures if you can kind of take, read between the lines in the letter to her brother. she was having a great time. she flirted with a doctor who according to some relatives wanted to marry her. she had adventures -- she was working on a tuberculosis hospital under the snow starts to go outside writing. the statue afraid you're going to get no? no, i think about the young boys and how does it make them feel. eventually her brother returned said we've saved up enough money, come back. she came back, went to college. she was working on a business degree. she really had hoped to be what we call today a personal buyer, a personal shopper. but she realized he was going to take too long to work her way up and she was a very practical woman. she said okay okay fine degree,
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
great concert in new york, san fransisco, l.a., 3 it -- 32 cities, but i want to talk about arizona, the other arizona that we don't hear about, and at this point, my musician would chime in, a beautiful song saying how long has this been going op, and there's great lyrics about arizona, and it's been going on for 150 years, this cultural class, let me give you the context here. wait a minute, do you remember in 1916? i remember it well. i was not born yet, but i remember is well. there was another man, a big wall ruse of a man with a mustache named governor hunt saying there's a problem to deal with in arizona. there's too much corporate money in politics. it's distorting how we vote, and he said the 99% has to come together to take on the 1%. governor wrote that in 1916 with a battle at that point, and the miners, the people who livedded here, and hunt was just this great, great governor, one the most progressive governor who rap through one of the most in arizona, and the people who had the back was the labor force, had a strike that unionized and spread in 1906 and 1907, and the
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
that. washington, new york chicago has the added advantage of being central. it's a wonderful city. and most people when we indicate that chicago, they think that is actually a pretty god choice. there's other places that we would love to have it. everybody acknowledges that chicago makes a lot of sense. >> when do you see ground being broken on a physical location? >> guest: we are business plans calls for a phase to development. and as you know, many museum start small and grow over time. start in one location and maybe move. and the more likely scenario for us is we will start in the existing location. and for example, it could be at the cultural center in chicago, which is a great venue at the old library across from me lem yum park. an ideal location. it has been an inkey pay -- incubator. one scenario we would be housed for a number of years while we develop the ultimate home for the museum. whether it's a stand alone building which we would love to have or housed with another institution or in another multipurpose complex. >> and mr. o'hagan, if your plan, in your development pla
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 2:30pm EST
minutes of singing and then jim comes out, he introduceds and african-american pastors from new york city where many of the baptist churches, mostly baptist but freewill sorts of things have been renting space in new york city public school system for their services on sunday and they were being thrown out. i think that has been reversed. his whole message was what is happening in new york is going to be happening in san diego. get ready. and then jim talked-about that evening's panel which i was going to be a part and his whole tone was they are coming to get us and the only way i can prepare you for when they come is if you come tonight. so be here. it was this kind of paranoid think i have not heard before. the sermon was 45 minutes long. i would never get away with that. the first time god got a mention was 25 minutes in, and 40 minutes in jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you. right after the music, jim comes out and says now it is time to take up the offering. right out of the gate. music, take up the offering and everyone cheered that they were going to get the gift
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
out and introduces an african-american pastor from new york city where they had been renting space for their services on sunday and they were being thrown out that has been reversed at this point and his whole message was what's happening in new york is the to be happening in san diego. get ready. and then jim talked about that evening's panel which i was granted be a part in his tone was they are coming to get us and the only way that i could prepare you for when they come is when you come to light so be here and it was this kind of paranoid thing that i hadn't heard before. was 45 minutes long and i would never get away with that in new hampshire. [laughter] the first time god had a mention most 20,000 in and 40,000 minutes jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you right after the music come he comes out and says now it's time to take up the offering out of the gate and everyone cheered. i could use that in new hampshire. [laughter] there was a very weak kind of prayer and then a was over. i've never been at what was a church service where there was such a littl
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:15am EST
place in new york city or in upstate new york or long island or whatever it might be and just live. and so it gave me breeding them. gave me a way to come out of the bubble, and begin to happen again and ordinary life. and with my wife in china and so on as well. it was incredibly important to i think was very much a case that the reason why when everything did get finally better that they made him a new city where i've lived for almost 13 years, is because this was the place where i begin to get my freedom back. and then the and that made me feel fond of it. >> there are countries that will be televised for you to visit and wouldn't let you in at various times. they were airlines that -- >> yeah, there were. for a long time is difficult to get on a plane at all. again, we begin to judge countries by the behavior of the national airline. spent a britain didn't come out very well spent nor did america actually. the united states was not good at all. >> canada speak with candidate, yes. scandinavian airlines, air france. these are all countries which have a long history of concern for hum
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm EST
york. i got an advance from a new york publisher to write a book. it was a dream come true. in mexico city, by november of 1997, i had crossed the deadline and i didn't have a word written. and i was broke. and i called the only friend i could count on at that time. my lifestyle ruined a lot of friendships. and i said, aria, help me, porfavor. there are a whole lot of circumstances. how did she wind up in the desert? welcome everybody has a story of how they got there. she said we will take care of you, we will give you a place to live. shortly thereafter, i arrived in the desert, and one of the first things that i saw when i rented my little shack out in the sand next to a sign that said the next service is 100 miles, the town east of joshua tree, i felt driven to go further out. she and her friends were right at the edge of a beautiful national park. you guys know of joshua tree? you lease new u2 album. going this way and that. well, i wanted to go further out. there was something existential it was driving me further and further out into the big empty nothing, as they say about the desert.
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 1:15am EST
ended in new york city and included an impromptu visit to a supermarket in suburban maryland. ruth gave me an impromptu and valuable personal perspective on her conduct its queen and her relationship with her husband, prince philip. one of my favorite descriptions was of a moment on the president's airplane when philip was immersed in the sports section of the newspaper and ignoring his wife's questions on the postcards to their children. when she pressed him, he got flustered. it was so interesting what was happening when her husband wasn't paying attention to her, he said. he also noticed that elizabeth was very certain and comfortable in her role and very much in control. yet, once when ruth was waiting at the white house for her husband, ruth heard her roaring with laughter at one of the protocols. you didn't realize that she had that kind of a hearty laugh, booth said. the minute she rounded the corner, she straightened up. this combination of public dignity exists to this day. the 1957 visit was remarkable for its informality and spontaneity. and the number of unguarded glimp
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
walking on burke avenue in new york city and he passed a blind man who was assigned the good please help me i'm blind. my friend is kind of walked by them and, but then he stopped and he saw this guy only had a couple coins in his hat was so he dropped in a couple of quarters and then he asked the man permission to just change the story a little bit for this guy, which he did and later in the afternoon he came back and pass the guy again and the hut was full of coins of those and he stopped and talked to the guy in a blind man admitted have never had a day quite like this. you have to tell me what she wrote. how did you change my story? and my friend said i just added a couple of words and error please help me i'm blind and it's spring. it just change the whole story for the guy. we all have a story. maybe a couple stories people use to describe those. our families have a story about who we are to them and usually are often they involve a nickname we don't particularly care for. my father used to call me skippy. i have no idea why to this day. do we have many kids here? kids? a few.
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:15pm EDT
clan took over the new york city police force apparently. one of my -- it's hard to describe the beginnings because there's the brawl and various race hoaxes, and much like the trayvon martin case, they disappeared once the facts came out. you never get that final article saying, attention, readers, that story we've been his hysterical about, turns out, it was a hoax. [laughter] no, you know that -- well, actually, the black kid was mugging the cop or the muslim did ambush and kill a cop only because the stories disappeared from the news. wouldbe one of the best one was michael stuart called artist because he was caught spraying grafetti in the subway, takes a dozen cops to subdue him, two weeks later, passed out, two weeks later, in a coma, two weeks later, dies of sickness. the cops are put on trial for manslaughter. they are acquitted. the headline were remembering michael stuart. no justice was done in the case. flash to the riots in crown heights by al sharpton. there's many cameos of him in the book. i forgot all the stuff he was involved in. [laughter] involved in the murd
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
brooklyn, new york this much of a maker movement as sampras is go. how list of possible to bring manufacturing to brooklyn? because it is less and less about manufacturing and more about design and creativity and the human component. year carries more design schools than anywhere else. it compensates it is fantastic to move manufacturing. you don't have to move brownfield side to the brownfield side to the middle of the wasteland. you can move to where people live. it is just-in-time manufacturing. this design and of look like the functional model to 71 last question. i know the power of the internet to by year's one crazy question. software tools on earth use by people who designed printers on the moon using local materials how realistic is this? >> guest: that is very like the "star trek" replicate your. that model there is a box and has feedstock but imagine a lot of bios to say you lonesome thing then they download the recipe mixing them in the right proportions and then you have got it. this is atomic construction
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 3:30pm EST
start of the 21st century, we are clustering in. in new york and san francisco and chicago, all of these places, the success of the city is nothing compared to what's happening in the developing world. we have recently reached at half ways point. it is hard not to think that that is not a good thing. when you compare the countries that are less than 50% urbanized, the more urbanized ones have income levels that are five times higher and mortality levels or less. gandhi said the future of the nation and growth of the nation depends not on the city, but on the villages. but with all due respect for the great man, on his when he was completely wrong. the future is not made in villages, which too often remain mild. it has played most of humanity for almost all of its existence. it is mumbai it is delhi, places that are the pathways out of poverty into prosperity. the places that are conduits and where india has transformed itself from a city that is a synonym of poverty to a place of opportunity. this is something of a paradox. we live in an age in which distance is dead and every one of us could telecommute into whatever bus
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:30pm EST
organizers in new york city who were really, they were starting their own community health clinics in new york and they didn't use the language of rights at the time but they'd definitely talked in terms of universalism and that everybody should have access to care, not just those who are unionized. does their gender make them more of the vanguard cracks in some ways i think there are some connections. the maternity issue has always been a bit once i think a lot of these critiques of the american way of rationing have been routed and women's experiences with health care and health care needs that women have, so maternity coverage, care for children was the impetus behind the shepherd act from the 1920s, the public health act and of course the movement for reproductive rights have at times attention has been paid to this but we care much less about how reproductive rights activism is also about health care for all come, for everybody. women were demanding these particular reproductive services but i think that the type of activism again, routed in experiences have led to a really st
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
people i spoke to said they feel close to their city -- new york, oak lan, detroit -- oakland, detroit, etc. -- but feeling close to america still isn't quite possible for them even in the obama era. they've had their heart broken by america and don't want it broken again, so they put up a wall. but i'm urging them in this book to embrace america and americanness because we may be in a difficult marriage, but we are a family. and even though family can often be the source of pain, your family is part of your constitution. we are among the most crucial architects of america shaping it not just culturally and aesthetically and athletically, but legally. we forced america toward being as inclusive and democratic as it claimed it was, and through that we made america better. america still has a ways to go, but i am proud to be an american and to win an award called the american book award. thank you, aba. and that's from tiew ray this afternoon. [applause] carla brunldage. >> okay, arkansas den si, a chronicle of the amistad rebels. this book is particularly intriguing because it, um, is b
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 11:00am EST
is in there, but it was these women, government workers and union organizers in new york city who were really starting their own community health clinic in new york, and it did not use the language of rights of the time, but they definitely talked in terms of universalism and that everybody should have access to care, not just those who are unionized, members of unions. so is there a gender component to that is their gender make them more on the vanguard? in some ways i think there are some connections. the maternity insurance issue has always been a big one, so i think a lot of these critiques of the american way of rationing have been routed in women's experience with health care and health care needs of women have. some maternity coverage, coverage care for children was the habit is behind this shepherd towner act in the 1920's, the public health act. and, of course, the movement for reproductive rights has, at times, i wish more attention were paid to this because it has done this, but we hear much less about hal reproductive rights activism is also about health care for all t
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 7:45pm EST
new york city recently to sailor massachusetts ironically. [laughter] what do see your life like in salem massachusetts? >> whenever we don't have to keep pushing the case like this and not dedicate all of our time to get out of of legal tango of a bike to have a small meditation center were i could share the things i had to learn that saved my sanity for those who are in desperate situations. >> host: you talk about something as mundane as the at the bank by guess all of this has prepared you for a lot of shit in your life? >> in prison people say how do you do it? the answer is you don't have a choice. whenever you get out to that is what you still do. >> host: i don't know you guys and what your priorities were before you were involved in this case but how has it changed you? >> she just said it turned us into people. >> the first time revisited damien they bring candid and his hands are behind his back it is almost comical because you can tell right away he is harmless besides being a pretty good, man the fact he was in prison and was on this side of the glass was laughable. i a
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
bag or two desoto. michael bloomberg, great example of progressive. you spending cuts in new york city. siddhartha were talking about. protecting about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by progressives? we've got about five minutes and we tend to focus on the first two because those are the big juicy ideas, the bad ideas actually. one is that natural things are good. two, unnatural things are bad. three, unchecked science will destroy us. for, science is only relative anyways. and five, science is on our side. okay, the first one -- reaction one of which tend to get into these minutes. if you want to get my, you'll learn all about them there. we'll talk about the most famous progressive today, president barack obama and his resume when it comes to science. but she's to give you an idea of why this are important. natural things are good your best behavior and its food movement. thus behind the reduction of genetically modified food. unnatural things about because the fear of chemicals, bph, the fear of chemistry, things that natural.
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Nov 12, 2012 6:30am EST
school principal in new york city to mentors working in the highest poverty neighborhood in chicago, trying to give students the sort of support and help they need to do better in this realm. mostly we don't quite know how to teach these francs, how to help kids improve. what i write about in this book is an experiment, new innovative ideas that might be able to help kids do better in this dimension and in the process help them do better in high school and college and life. >> i am going to follow up beach author's introduction with one quick question and get to the next topic. you wrote a book a few years ago while you were reporting for the new york times on the harlem children -- you wrote a book called however it takes, and we very aggressively pursued a promised neighborhood grant from the federal government to try to replicate the model. yesterday one of the students read you a paragraph you had written three your four years ago and your response was a lot of this book is my repudiation of what i wrote then. tell me, i read this book as sort of a validation of the science behi
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Nov 11, 2012 4:45pm EST
my friend, jay lefkowitz. jay is a senior partner at kirkland and ellis here in new york city. she is a well-known commodity in the washington policy world, having served with distinction in two different administrations as cabinet secretary under president george h.w. bush and deputy director of domestic policy under george w. bush. he's known throughout washington is seeking policy intellectual with an ability to synthesize complex issues with unparalleled efficiency. desert on issues ranging from some solid research to jewish voting patterns in presidential elections to human rights in north korea in such publications as "the new york times," "wall street journal" and "washington post." for purposes today, should be noted jay served as special envoy for human rights under president george w. bush and in that position, she was known for his forthright criticism that simply the north korean tyranny, but also china and occasionally in south korea for failing to do more to assist north korean refugees and their fight to freedom. she did not spare criticism either of the folks at foggy
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Nov 17, 2012 7:30pm EST
city. i had been lucky enough to go around book contract from new york. get an advance from a new york publishers to write a book, it was a dream come true, and in mexico city, november of 1997. i had crossed the deadline. i didn't have a word written. i was broke, and i called the only friend that i could count on at that point because my lifestyle has lead me to destroy a lot of my personal relationships. i called my friend from costa rei can that lived in the united states for many years. i met through the solidarity networking. politics in the 1980s and i said, [inaudible] she happened to be live nghts village in california. that the particular time. there's a whole set of circumstance that lead her to, you know, she's from the tropics, central america, you know, how did she wind up in the desert. everybody has a story in the desert how they got there. she said, [inaudible] we'll take care of you and give you a place to live shortly there after. i arrive and one of the first things i saw when i rented my shack in the sand next to a sign that said next services 100 miles, the town of 129 presiden. i felt myself to go further out. they are at the edge of beautiful
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Nov 10, 2012 11:45pm EST
newspapers and "the new york times" city was at harvard but he was at berkeley long before. it has its ability to recognize long before harvard. [laughter] in any event i just want to mention an interview that i just saw the with his new book of prose what it can do. talks about the duty of the artist it is to respond then he mentions the famous statement that poems cause nothing to happen. he says the following "wordsworth read dead german romantic poets. henry david thoreau read wadsworth, john read a thorough and heroes about read your and we have a national park system" it reminds us of the but we are the unregulated legislators of the world. [applause] >> can you hear me? professor, it is a h. by coach share from african-american and studies. after they look after a valve one due july and a. [laughter] to focus on race, michael tours, schooling, rationaliz ed identities pump promise five stanford and and 2011 requested to build an office in 200011 and integrate scholarly work with your commitment to community to engage scholarship and we want to welcome her here. and extend ou
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Nov 24, 2012 10:30am EST
city where people who couldn't get a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brushed -- i brush that off. >> goo
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Nov 10, 2012 9:00am EST
with your phone calls. >> host: we are live with kenneth davis, author and historian in new york city, this is booktv on c-span2. you say when it comes to your career, you're writing career you give a lot of the credit to joanne davis, and -- >> guest: that would be my wife. she doesn't like me to tell this story but she is going to have to suffer me this one because people are interested in how i became a writer. about half way through college i was a classic liberal arts kid, 5 would be a teacher as i mentioned earlier in the interview, didn't know what i was doing, decided to drop out of college for a while and work in a bookstore and i did go to work in a bookstore. i was a great reader. i have always been a reader since childhood as i mentioned earlier, going to the library, very interested in history but the notion that i could be a writer just never occurred to me, the notion that i could be an astronaut or a rocket scientist or a neurosurgeon had never occurred to me. i did think i might be a teacher. i was working in a bookstore and i remember very clearly the day this will allow w
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Nov 19, 2012 6:30am EST
new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brushed -- i brush that off. >> good. what about the main character in "back to blood," ev
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Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
10, 15,000 in new york city public schools, 80,000. cambridge, 25,000 per year. what's your average class has? they'll usually say some number between 20 and 30. okay, private schools were charging 30,000 a year, 20 students, $600,000 per classroom. it's essentially -- was strictly impacting the students with the teacher, the classrooms and maybe the text about. all i can figure out is maybe there's 100,000, 150,000 being spent. where's the other quarter of nine or $300,000? same thing at any level. why can't we instead use -- lower -- private school i think is worth 10,000, 10,000 a year, 20 students or 30 students. that's 300,000 i could pay the teacher 150,000 a a lot of people pay lip service. teaching should be on par with doctors and engineers and lawyers. that's nice lip service but if you believe it, pay teachers the same as doctors, engineers and lawyers. that's the best signal that you value. but the money is clearly there. it will have to get cut from all the stuff that is not impacting your students. i don't know but every time i ask two people i do this type of the abov
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00am EST
live with kenneth davis author and historian in new york city. this is booktv on c-span 2. when it comes to your career you give credit to do joanne davis. >> guest: that is my wife. she is not like me to tell list tory but unfortunately she will have to this one. halfway through college dollar was a classic liberal arts kid i did not know what i was doing and decided to drop out of college and work in a bookstore. to that point* a was a great reader and very interested in history but the notion that i could be a writer never occurred to me just like an astronaut or rocket scientist or neurosurgeon. i did think i might be a teacher. working in a bookstore i remember very clearly the day this woman i worked with read this stuff i was riding in college, class work and the newspaper and honestly said you're wasting your time selling books. you should be writing them. she was so smart i married her. ben a few years later encourage me and my writing career. she went to work as a magazine editor and i got my first assignment with caris assistance. then eventually she said you love the am
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Nov 22, 2012 9:00am EST
, just sold a book to him by making the point that the plane is also a hero in the new york city water landing. >> guest: nice sell. >> host: i want to look at your 2005 book, everything bad is good for you. how today's popular culture is making us smarter. what is aq? >> guest: what is, autism? >> host: the --. >> guest: oh, so the, one of the things that we've learned, over the last 20 or 30 years is the science of the mind has advanced in such a important way in lots of different fields. psychology and neuroscience and neuroimaging and things like that, is that the old way we had of kind of scraping intelligence is too simple. and, the measures that we have, for intelligence, don't readily, kind of coloops into one dimension, in fact they're, gardner, the brilliant harvard scientist and discovered there are multiple forms of intelligence. there is spacial intelligence and emotional intelligence and there is kind of problem-solving intelligence and so on. and so we have seen that, what happens in a society it different technologies come out, different cultural developments happen, di
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Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
kenneth davis, author and historian in new york city. this is booktv on c-span 2. mr. davis come you say when it comes to your career, your writing career that she give a lot of credit to join davis. who is that? >> guest: that would be my wife. she doesn't like her to tell the story, but unfortunately she has to suffer me this one because obviously people are to do and how i became a writer. about halfway through college i was the classic liberal arts could, that i would be a teacher as i mentioned earlier in the interview. didn't know what i was doing, decided to drop out of college for a while and work in a bookstore and i did work on a bookstore. until that point i was a great reader. i've been a great reader since childhood. i mentioned going to the library a great deal. you're interested in history. but the notion i could hear writer never occurred to me. the notion i could be an astronaut or rocket scientists or a neurosurgeon had never occurred to me. i did think it might be a teacher. i was working in a bookstore and i remember clearly the day this woman who i worked with read s
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00am EST
but it doesn't have the problems of new york or philadelphia. in his view he has it from nowhere in the white house who is incapable of doing the job that he should have had and sioux word is completely free telling you you should do what i tell you to do and in fact he explicitly does this. the crisis for the presidency starts to revolt the comfort sumter so fort sumter is besieged by the members of the militia and held by federal troops and essentially the crisis comes down to what should we do? >> guest: since sumter is one of the last two federal territories, the only one that's really important, sosa word's position he doesn't think they're serious about the session and of the multiple sessions in the past. he says they don't mean that they have this fever. if we just let them go, six months from now they will come back. he says let's just let them have sumpter. the pull the troops and everything will be fine. then he says everything is and find we should start a war with spain or france winnable rival everyone to the flag, the self comes because everyone wants to be that on th
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Nov 24, 2012 10:00pm EST
of new york or philadelphia. lincoln is from springfield, and so in seward's view he has a hick from nowhere in the white house was completely incapable of doing the job, the job that seward should have had in seward is completely free at telling lincoln that you should do what i tell you to do. so the crisis for the president starts to revolve around ft. sumpter so ft. sumpter's besieged by members of the south carolina militia and held by federal troops and essentially the crisis comes down to what shall we do about its? >> host: sc seceded? >> guest: that's right so seward is one of the last federal territories, though only one that's important. seward's position is he doesn't think they are serious about secession. there've been multiple secession crises in the past. they have the secessionist fever. if we just let them go, six months from now they will come back. not a problem here. seward says let's just let them have sumpter. pull the troops and everything will be fine. then he said, you know, everything is not fine. we should start a war with spain or france. it will rally th
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Nov 19, 2012 1:00am EST
things for the better. a writer friend of mine joaquin on park avenue in new york city passed a blind man the sign that said please help me i am blind. my friend walked by the man but then he stopped and saw he only add a couple of clients in his hat to and then ask permission to change the story then later in the afternoon he passed the diet again and that was full of coins and bills. the blind man's that never had a day like this. what it did you write how did you change my story? he said i added a couple of words and he wrote please help me i am blind, and it is spurring. that changes the story. how people use to describe us we have a story who we are to them and it usually involves a nickname that we don't care for. my father used to call me skip the i don't know why. are there very many kids here? you? also stories from scrawled and in our job they can push us for murder or horseback and for a while miami had stories to tell now they are moving it forward. this self images from what other people tell a side that the actor and director tyler perry a couple of years ago they bought
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